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occurrence. when muni says they rarely use switch back it's incredulous. they feel it's a common experience in their muni experience as it is mine. now we will switch back to me. what i want to say one of the main findings in the report is the fact that out of all the transit systems we interviewed only one used switchbacks as muni does to -- >> can i interrupt you and ask you about that? >> yes. >> perhaps i missed it, but can you talk a little bit about the other jurisdictions that you spoke with? >> you know what we're going to have in jack's report -- he's going to talk about how we chose the other jurisdictions. >> great. >> and jack and i interviewed them together and some of the other jurors joined in on the interviews but our selection was based on the controller's report that compared systems and we selected the list from the controller and contacted those systems. we were also told that all of the systems in europe use switchbacks as a tool, so we took advantage of a vacation to contact three systems in paris, and speak to representative who knew about those three systems. we t
. there seems to be a disagreement about the use of switch backs and maybe you can talk from your point of view why you use them and let's start with that. >> okay. i think in terms of knowing -- we don't get up in the morning and say we have a goal to switchbacks. they're service management technique or tactic to make adjustment to recover from a significant delay and for us, and this is when we talked about the grand jury report when we first were briefed on it our concern was this was a lost opportunity, a lost opportunity to talk about muni service. in other words, what are the things that cause delays? what are the things we need to be doing to improve on time performance from crew reliability? what are the specific actions? what are the specific things? that's what we wanted to have. the higher the on time performance the less runs that are missed, the less vehicles break down, there is a less of a need for switchbacks. switchbacks are a symptom to us or a tactic, not part of the problem, so when do we use them? we use them when you have a significant break down, delay in service,
things. one, i don't use services where you have to rent a smog machine and return it to the same place you started from. in san francisco we thrive on one-way, zero emission transportation options, at least i think we do. >> thank you. >>> and secondly, my last sentence, a viable one-way transportation option needs to offer reliability, accountability, and availability. and in san diego car to go does just that. thank you. >> thank you very much. keep in mind, people that in public comment you have two minutes and [speaker not understood] you have 30 seconds remaining and a louder chime when your chime is up. [speaker not understood] walter. >>> yes, thank you, supervisor cohen. if possible, can i bring [speaker not understood] now as well and we'll kind of use both of our times? >> you're not able to split your time. if you make your two minutes, i can ask you follow-up questions to allow you a few more moments to finish your thoughts. okay. how long is this going to take? >>> slightly over two. car share say car sharing organization very similar to what you've seen in other organizat
the mission. this would allow those limited corner commercial uses to expand and it would only apply in the mission district. we currently, on your recommendation, made those changes in rm-3 districts and rm-4 and it extended to the rto. it passed this week on final reading. the only item up for first reading is an amendment to the administrative code for the port prepayment of the jobs housing linkage fee. this ordinance was not before you, but you instead requested a memo. the ordinance is sponsored by supervisor kim. and it would allow prepayment of that fee when the port makes lands available at less than market rate to the mayor's office of housing. and this week that item passed first reading. the only introduction was the landmarking of the castro street twin peaks tavern, and it was sponsored by the [speaker not understood] preservation commission. that concludes my report. the zoning administrator did pass along his report to me from the board of appeals. there were two items that he wanted you to know about. the first was an appeal of the zoning administrator letter o
clerk do you have the announcements for us today. >> please make sure to silent all cell phones and electronic devices and speaker cards should be submitted to the clerk. items acted on today will be on the board of supervisors agenda unless . >> stated. >> we will excuse the commissioner. will you call income one please. >> the sfo shuttle bus company at city and county of san francisco and provide services at san francisco international airport and through the airport commission. >> thank you for this item. we have kathy wieger from sfo. >> good morning. i am with san francisco international airport. the san francisco international airport is speaking your approval with sfo shuttle bus company to provide service for employees and passengers between the airport's terminals, long-term public parking lots and employee lots and garages for initial term of three years and seven moptds. the contract also has three two year options to extend . the proposed contract will provide management and operational services for shuttle buses at sfo between the parking facilities and our t
of us in the community to take a look at all the data we have, including anecdotal data, information that is given to us by people who are talking through their clergy or their friends or juvenile probation officers and others, not to squeal, but to get better information so we can predict where the crimes will be connected, again, in a very specific way. and we know some of those areas already. they happen over and over again, but predicted policing is about using the best data and the best systems we have, not only to respond with officers on the street, as sensitive as they can be, but we also have to predictably before the events happened saturate those areas with our probation officers, with our crime prevention, with our crn partners and others that can help provide deterrence. that is predictive policing. and then the most important part is community organizing, something that has never let me in all of the years and all the time that i have worked in public office here. it has always been about stronger community building. this is where our youth advocates, our school advocat
>> the meeting will come to order. this is the monday, october 29th, 2012 meeting of the land use and economic development committee of the san francisco board of supervisors. i feel a lot of giants fever still in the air here. over here with the giants colors on. we have three items on the agenda today, but let me first say that our clerk is ms. andrea ausbery. i'm the chair of the committee, eric mar. to my right is vice-chair supervisor malia cohen. we're expecting supervisor scott wiener any moment. could you please give us our announcements? >> yes. please make sure the sounds on all cell phones, electronic devices, speaker cards and comies of documents are included as part of the file to submit to the clerk. items on the november 6 board agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. i'd like to also thank sfgtv for televising us today, especially our staff greg burk and john ross. we have three items on the agenda today. ms. ausbery please call item number 1. >> item number 1, administrative code - port prepayment of jobs-housing linkage program obligations, ordinance amendi
of balboa park station which i use very frequently. balboa park station is a station that 10,000 people a day plus use to go to city college or get to downtown. it's our biggest transit hub outside of the downtown area of san francisco, in the whole bay area region. and it is completely inadequate. it looks like a hub that you would expect to find behind the eastern block -- an eastern block country back in the 1980s. it has not had any real substantial investment in years. i pushed a little bit to get some curb ramps which is the tip of the iceberg of what is actually needed. this is a video i'd like to show of what the conditions are and i hope, colleagues, you can actually take about 15 seconds to look at this. this is what people face every day and it's a very dangerous situation that we have. john, if you could. [video presentation] >> this is the boarding area of the j church and the [speaker not understood]. little pinpoint right here, a child is actually approaching a vehicle almost getting hit by the actual car. you see these poles on the left that stand up? there's actually th
of the scripture in regards to us actually being in the time of the end is correct. now, there's two ways to do this. it's doubled. the first way to do this, to determine that we're in the last days is to take the 560 years from the destruction of the temple to jesus christ, multiplying it by 3-1/2, the figure given in the book of revelation to the second coming and add the first 560. that would give us 2,5 20 years. the second way that we can verify our math is found in the mysterious [bell]. >> thank you very much. next speaker. >>> [speaker not understood] seventh century china. then introduced into europe in 13th century by trade with china. so, where is san francisco public library? capital currency is means of labor exchange for production of basic needs. strict relation to right to life, control ranks of class, give financial cost its prime. this dictated exchange knows antagonism and revolutions, but not its end. education, schooltion, work ethic for basic needs, childbirth humanity to death. a financial cost that as of 2012 international world order is based upon financial cost. capita
that is almost diminished, and that is the black color. i want to thank the mayor or listening to those of us who've met with him to share our perspective on what we should do collectively and not in isolation to make sure we will not have another press conference to bemoan, complain, wine, cry -- whine, cry about this problem of violence. some do not like to hear this true statement, but the bible says ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. this community will never be free. we will never be liberated from this problem until all of our allies and our friends acknowledge that the epicenter of this problem comes from folk who look like me. i have presided over too many funerals. possibly more than any preacher in this town. persons who are not members of third baptist church. but we are gracious to let them have our facility, to accommodate them. i feel that we have something to shout about today. no stop and frisk. the mayor has said that. but the mentor of martin luther king said, "he or she who is behind in the race of life must run faster in order to catch up ." we do not ha
are, well, world renowned researchers also in the midst of all of us. i'm the principal investigator on this project and that means that i'm supposed to be in charge of making sure it happens. so, we're 70% done and you're seeing one of the major parts of it today. and i want to introduce susan so we can get the show on the road. so, thank you so much. (applause) >> well, i want to welcome you all here today for the launch of our state offices aids renovation project otherwise known as soar. and i'm susan buck binder. i'm speaking on behalf of the entire aids office. we are fortunate to be a world class research organization housed within the health department which is pretty much unique globally. we have three amazing sections that we work with. the first is the surveillance epidemiology section. they really started at the very beginning of the hiv epidemic in tracking what was then known as grid and other term and became aids and then also tracking new cases of hiv infection. and, so, there's really been leaders around the world in how to track trends in new infections and that is
of housing has used and intends to use the affordable housing parcels. clearly one of the goals of the early involvement of the redevelopment agency was to front money towards the completion of the boulevard and facilitate that at a time when there were not entitlements for the remaining parcels. and, so, we were able to enter into agreements with the city early on, provide funds, funds that were from our low mod housing funds to the city so that the city could begin working on the octavia boulevard. and we were very, very glad to do that, in part, because one of the goals of the -- both the neighbors as well as the city was to restitch the neighborhood. not only were we talking about transportation improvements. we're talking about how we're going to rebuild upon those vacant parcels and how those vacant parcels add to a reinvigorated neighborhood. and i'm very, very pleased that work with the neighbors in creating half of those units that were -- are being projected as affordable housing units and doing that in a way that has been very, very sensitive to the notion of quality design, to th
us that the health commission was on the verge of what i hope was in this building we're going to be able to do, we from the health commission are extremely proud that our city has been able to be at the forefront on a national and world level. i congratulate everybody. i thank president obama. i thank all of our federal, state, and local officials who have continued to support the effort of the health department of our private practitioners, of all those who are here in this final effort to end the epidemic of aids. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. next i'm going to introduce supervisor scott weaner from district 8 who is going to -- always supported the work that we've done here. and thank you for coming. (applause) >> thank you, thank you. and i want to wish a very happy birthday to my colleague supervisor david campos. (applause) >> it seems like just yesterday that we were here and we had our hard hats on, and we were breaking the wall there when some friends of mine saw the photos, they told me i should not be wearing a hard hat. [laughter] >> it was a learni
also said that you expect to see 11 of us here to at some point at roll call really follow-up roll call with a haiku at each of our weekly meetings. and i look forward to doing workshops. i know that you're encouraging all of us to really develop our artistic side as well, but i really appreciate that. you also said that you're not sure how many politicians would go for a poetry lesson, but i think you have a lot of other ideas on how the arts community can enrich kind of those of us that make political decisions in the city as well. and the last thing that i really respected was that you said that you're not deceived by the honor for you as an individual, but that you always accepted it on behalf of your community. i know you're a founder of the mission cultural center and there's a whole bunch of things i could say. but i just appreciate that you're saying this is kind of not just you, but it's also the whole mission district and the whole latino and chicano community as well. so, could you come up? and i wanted to know, supervisor campos, wanted to say anything else. -- say anything
, i will make a suggestion... i mean i am... i do find it meaningful that the city attorney reminds us that we have no legal conflict either individually or collectively. i have no obligation to the executive director, the executive director obligation is to the commission as a group and to the city and county, not personal. i can understand why we don't have staff to investigate their supervisor, that makes complete sense. so in trying to... i just want you to create a window where we didn't just rush to do something that thoughtful people were flagging for. but as we were trying to construct it, as a question of legal conflict and of our confidence to do it and our responsibility to do it, which is the other part mr. gibner raised. there is the past practice, the past example involving the deputy director, where we did seek counsel from others so that it would not be a staff colleague doing the investigation, but this body handled it. and i quite honestly can't remember if i was on at that time, and if so, whether we analyzed this, i came on in 07, probably not in time for that item.
the octavia boulevard project and dealt with these transportation issues, we shouldn't be talking about using money for affordable housing. it wasn't intended to be used for that purpose. thank you very much. >>> good afternoon and thank you for your time. i've been a volunteer with hayes valley farm since its inception in january 2010, and i'm there pretty much every week. [speaker not understood] through some changes. almost universally the people in the neighborhood have come and thanked us for making it a safe [inaudible]. grandparents or children. but we also have visitors from other countries. we've had, what would you say, field trips from ecuador, indonesia, farmers from scandinavia, germany, asia, pakistan, india, and if they have time they take classes with us. and we have become one of the prototypes in the world of normal farming. these teenagers, children and adults, they take this back to their own homes. so, they feel a sense of personal empowerment. it is good for the neighborhood, but it's a small world. every part of the world is part of our neighborhood also. not just young
on the environment, but just the cost factors. but i think you can use a report like this to be a fool and help us to make our decisions, but also formulate city policy to address some of the shortcomings. * a tool >> absolutely. >> sugaya. >> yes. is there any correlation between what we're calling p-d-r on page 16 and manufacturing which is back on page 40? >> good question. >> because it seems like -- i have to just finish my observation. >> sure. >> because on p-d-r we're down over the 2002-11 years by 26%. it went up slightly in the middle years there, in 2006 and '07. if you go back to page 40 and look at the manufacturing totals, it's pretty surprising that in 2011 we have more information jobs than we did back in 2002. so, you don't have to answer that question now. but if, you know, i don't know if p-d-rs totally -- if manufacturing is a broader category or if it encompasses p-d-r or what the -- >> well, what might be useful now, i look at that number and see if it's a mistake or not because that does look a little odd. the difference between p-d-r and manufacturing and manufacturing is
in terms of requiring for some home buyer education, creating -- now we'd like to have the conditional use authorization and the pricing and we'd like to bring in down payment assistance. we have money from the state that will soon be gone. we always try to layer. we work closely with our lenders. we only work with approved lenders that come to our office for training. we give them a list of every single financial layering they should look into from their buyer, everything from the state, everything from the city, everything. if you're a teacher you should get this, if you're a police officer you should get this. we're doing the best we can to reach out. there is more we can do more than we're doing because it is not as diverse. the income levels tend to be not at the top. they're 10% below whatever the maximum is for the unit. people are able to bring in down payment assistance and still qualify for our program. that's usually when we more down payment assistance available. so, we're always hoping we can have more or a dedicated source. i think that makes a big difference. our pricing mec
walking, biking and transit use because people -- and i may be a poster child for this. i am able to live -- my family and i are able to live in san francisco without owning a car because of the existence of car sharing. and, so, because we don't need a car, because of the existence of car sharing, we generally rely on transit. for me, i ride my bike a lot. sometimes we take taxis. we often walk to where we're going. but the fact we don't own a vehicle means we're less inclined to just jump in our vehicles for times when we might not otherwise need it. when we do need to drive our own car, we get a car-share vehicle. so, i think if i may be so bold as to say that kind of use epitomizes ways in which car sharing, the existence of car sharing really has very tangible benefits to the transportation system and to the natural environment. so, supervisor wiener made some reference to the fact there are different types of car sharing. this is a spectrum that has the traditional model such as we have here in the city on one end of the spectrum. there are peer-to-peer models that have developed ov
access and updates landscaping and opens this place up even for more use and perhaps unlike many of our urban settings i think heron's head park offers probably a unique experience in that apart from many of the trucks that are next door it is relatively a pretty quiet place. you're going to be able to have not only hiking and walking and familyand we have the quarter mile extension of a gap that was not filled in for bicycle use. that will bring yet additional numbers of people here in a great way and then it sits next door to something that i worked with on for a number of years and that is of course the literacy for environmental justice center, the ego center that we have here that brings a lot of youth into training and education about our waterfront, about the environment, about the balance of nature, and in the urban setting and of course it not have happened on the theme i will talk about the rest of my administration which is the team work that has to happen. we have rec and part that administers the bond. we have the port with its staff and byron and susan reynolds and worki
that location into preferably owned spaces to create a much more tenable expense stream for us, and stabilize our expenses of occupancy. so we have reduced that amount in 2009, we were down to 116,000 square feet and now we're at 81,400 square feet at 875 stevenson street. that property is right behind what's called 1355 market street, or what's been rebranded as market square, where trirt an --twitter and others have mod into. that resurgence has lit a fuse to move forward with new improvements by the ownership of both buildings, which is forcing the item before you today of an early exit from 875 stevenson. our current lease agreement allows us to remain on the premises until may of 2015. so the one agreement, that has us exiting, would call for an early exit by no later than february 4, 2013. in consideration for that early exit, we've negotiated a payment to cover the cost of the move itself, as well as the increased cost of occupancy because rental rates have increased since we struck the agreement at 875 stevenson. so that's sort of where we're at, and why we're leaving. the other quest
to every one of you to return the unconditional love you provided us selling out all 89 home games and all the wonderful fanses, and i see some of you that traveled withed team, road warriors to make road games feel like home games. you inspired us. we know you filled this plaza on sunday when we were in detroit. we know you cheer friday your couches at home, from your neighborhood street parties and then throughout october with the city we lit up the city. it was a washid orange from coit tower to the ferry building to right here at city hall. what can we take away from our 2012 giants? i believe we can take away life lessons. vuch teachable moments for our children and our team did face challenges and whether facing injuries or newly acquired players or facing elimination game one after another. what were the life lessons? never give up no matter how high the mountain is to climb. have integrity and conduct yourself with professionalism. did this team do that? absolutely. play with a team with unselfish devotion. trust one another and love your team teammates and in always
is really disturbing. >> let me ask you about that mr. hau. because c3-699-13, appears to use the term to the extent permitted by state law. >> i draw your attention, commissioner hur to section 1040 b. i'm assuming that state law takes precedence over 699-13. i would assume, sir, that you would know that 1040 should take precedence over the city charters or this particular government conduct code which is not even at the city charter level, if i am right. >> 1040 b, clearly states, a public entity is a privilege to refuse to disclose official information... unless disclosure is forbidden. there is nothing >> in the act of the u.s. congress or any other statue that forbids the disclosure of the information that i am seeking. >> except that there is another paragraph, mr. shaw. i mean the basis for miss herrick's analysis is 1040 b2. she is not claiming that there is an act of congress that forbids this. she is claiming that the necessity for perceiving confidentiality out weighs disclosure. >> commissioner hur, let me respond to that question and that is, sunshine ordinance, if you hav
are not be used to protect the whistle blower but to protect the target. they are being used to hide the true facts of the investigation and to allow the city agency and employees to evade their actions. they hide the extent and the validity of the investigative process used by the ethics staff and the public records law are always intended to disclose rather than conceal public matters. instead these laws are purposefully misinterpreted to protect the agencies in question but also the ethics staff. as far as you not having a conflict of interest, let's look at the arts commission when they got the report from the civil grand jury that listed what they had done, including spending $300,000 on things that they had no legal authority to do so. charging fees, that they had no legal authority and fire the cultural director and replace the head of the commission. the bottom line is if you were a commission and you were in charge of a staff and a staff screws up it reflects on you. you can't sit there and say, oh, if we find our executive director in violation, that has no reflection on us at all.
want us to celebrate that fact and you can't do that unless you're working together[applause] >> finally we wanted to highlight an example of the variety of activities that happen at the eco center. there is a chip called the alma that was constructed in 1891 and managed by the national park service and recently sailed back to the hunter's point area where it was originally constructed. there is an all day celebration that is happening at the eco center today to acknowledge that history, and that celebration is being sponsored by a number of entities and i will just mention them. the california historical society and the stanford university and others and i wanted to invite someone up to speak on behalf of stanford university and the celebration of the alma. [applause] >> welcome folks. it gives me great pleasure. i have the honor of serving as the executive director in 2007 and pleaded to introduce you to this area. the alma came by just now and john was going to announce the project and year of the bay with america's cup as well as the opening of the bay bridge
another property. we tack it on to income, the other property. the documents we use to research our units, it updates and clarifies the lottery process, particularly our preferences. we had a lottery process since 2006. but it makes it clear how the preferences work. it's going to update our pricing mechanism for new units. i think this is interesting. we have a really tight pricing formula that makes it difficult sometimes for people to obtain loans because you have to be at the top of the maximum income for that unit and have down payment and be ready in every other way. so, what we'd like to do is add a conditional use authorization in so that the units are priced the same exact way so it's revenue neutral to the developer. nothing changes there. that would most likely be typically at 0% of median income, but we'll sell them at 100% of median income. we'll check some more buyers. probably not enough to crowd out the 90% ami buyers at all, but we'll give people a little wiggle room so they can be more loan ready. not just with the developers who are excited to get their units sold in a
of the areas like 17th and valencia where because of the intensity of commercial use, while it was a high-use car-share space, we had a lot of enforcement problems with it. but we have parking garages, mta parking garages nearby, so, that might be a neighborhood just as an example where more off-street space might get people close enough to where they want to be without having to deal with some of the enforcement challenges. so, looking forward, and this gets a little bit to the question, what we want to do is advance a larger, much larger scale on-street pilot taking lessons learned on outreach, on enforcement, on signage, on placement. opening it up, we did this just with one operator when i opened it up to multiple operators and try to get to more of the city. and particularly, to really figure out how an areas that don't have the service already where we don't have that critical mass, how we can maybe get to more of a critical mass. and it may require more than just a single island of car-share vehicle out in the neighborhood otherwise that is under served. so, we want to advance this pil
to subjects who are mentally ill and may not really be in a right state of mind and making sure we use alternatives other than deadly force. kelly has really been instrumental in sort of moving that training program forward and making sure all of our officers know how to respond. kelly, you've been just an amazing public servant in san francisco, and i'm thrilled to have appointed you to the mental health board and honor you today. congratulations. (applause) >>> thank you, supervisor wiener. i just want to thank you for honoring me and thank you, all the board of supervisors. i really appreciate this because we all have been coming together for mental health in the community, trying to revirginiavv l our latest training and have [speaker not understood] where things have to go to the use of force. and, so, i appreciate you guys honoring me and we're going to continue that work together and try to make it as good as possible. so, thank you. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor wiener. i want to thank all of our colleagues and all the members of the public who have come today in celebrat
with the transportation security administration for terminal space to be occupied by the u.s. transportation security administration, a federal agency, in the international terminal and terminal 2 of the san francisco international airport with a term of five years. >> same house same call. this resolution is adopted. next item. >> item 7, resolution authorizing the issuance and delivery of a multi-family housing revenue note in a principal amount not to exceed $70,000,000 for the purpose of providing financing for the acquisition and construction of a 196-unit multi-family residential rental housing project located at 833-881 jamestown street, known as candlestick heights apartments: 1) approving the form of and authorizing the execution of a funding loan agreement; 2) approving the form of and authorizing the execution of a borrower loan agreement; 3) providing the terms and conditions of the note and authorizing the execution and delivery thereof; 4) approving the form of and authorizing the execution of a regulatory agreement and declaration of restrictive covenants; 5) authorizing the collection
inspired all of us with their journeys in this game of baseball. please welcome two of the foundations to this championship team, ryan vogelsong and barry zito. [cheers and applause] >> how are you guys doing? [cheers and applause] me and vogy have a special relationship and we were talking in detroit after we clinchd and i told him how much he inspired him and respects him and me and him have been through states of hell in this game and the lows have been very low but we're enjoying the highs of the highs right now and thanks to these guys right here and thanks to all you guys and it's a real honor to be up here and be part of helping this team this year. such a blessing so thank you very much. [cheers and applause] >> well, i have been told by older people on this team i need to keep this quick. there are two reasons we won and one we came together and as hunter said we played for the names on the front and not on the back and because of you fans. the way you brought us fort in the season and the post season. we went to the other cities and they weren't as loud as you and quite fr
that help us in terms of documenting so that we are supporting the out comes or the reports. so it is very method cal. and are there procedures and (inaudible) to you and your controller's office, what documents should be kept in the file. and what should not? >> i don't know if we are that explicit in our manual. >> generally, do you... what is the delineation between this? or this correspondence and going in the file. here is the correspondence on the other side. that is justifying what (inaudible) in a file. so, again, what is needed. you will find in the audit world and the investigation world you are not having the kind of conversations are not generally noted. the general conversations, they become a part of your interview process and your record process. when you are doing the work. and especially on the whistle blower side, and in the investigation, side of the house. and even with the audit, yes, we set up the meetings and again, the meetings are recorded in a very formal matter, when we are interviewing and documenting procedures and processes. >> and they become a part of the re
of history on the site. so, this used to be a factory in visitacion valley. for many years, in 1989, the company schlage lock decided to close it, proposed a home depot store on the site. the community, residents and business owners were opposed to this. so, after that opposition, the planning department got involved in partner with the community and the nonprovist urban oncology to create a new vision for the site. this resulted in a concept plan in 2002 with the goals that are outlined right there on your -- on the slide, which you have a copy of. and, so, generally the concept plan called for redevelopment of the site and revitalization and providing community services and neighborhood serving retail, especially grocery store, providing housing of different affordable and market rate, providing open spaces as well as community spaces and helping revitalize land as well as site clean up. therefore, from 2009 when the concept plan was published to 2011, the redevelopment agency got involved to establish the site as a redevelopment area. a advisory committee, cac was established and
and 1 dollar from all of us. that can really help and donate at red cross .org and we thank you for your generosity. it was just two years ago that we captured the championship since moving to san francisco and i think we're happy we didn't have to wait until 52 years. [cheers and applause] we've got another trophy in this great city by the bay. [cheers and applause] so today giants fans once again you are all world champions and together we are giants, so we have a wonderful program planned for you today and i know you're anxious to get this started started and bring the guys out and celebrate your 2012 san francisco giants so let's get started. first of all we are joined by a number of special dignitaries who have helped to make san francisco one of the best baseball towns -- no, the best baseball town in america. [cheers and applause] let us now welcome and please show your love and enthusiasm the mayor of city and county of san francisco the honorable edwin lee. former mayor and current lieutenant governor the honorable gavin newsom. the city chief of protocol charlotte schultz,
elsbernd, the most senior member of the board in helping us sponsor this legislation. the proposed revision does not seek to change the way the board conducts its business. we had three goals in mind. we wanted to reorganize the rules so the order is more intuitive, making the rules more users friendly, we wanted to clarify existing rules by eliminating redundancies and codifying practices such always doobication of the file and overall general edit of the document. to date we've held two working groups sifting of legislative staff from all board offices, we've obtained suggestions from deputy city attorney john givner and the the#$s#ktks previous dy attorney cheryl adams. there is worth mentioning honorable mention for several deputy, director rick cal dera, and operations deputy madeline,? peggy, my assistant, alex, supervisor elsbernd's office and judson, from the president's office. but most importantly, to the=añ? board, in total, for approving the department's budget, which to shepherd this for me and the? board. she has combined exerns as an assistantoñ?ñ? clerk, as a legislative
get for this $6 million a year? if you kind of price it out, this commission, its operation costs us a half a million dollars a month. half a million dollars a month. and what we just saw, which to me was just a rude goldberg throw it together we have no idea what we are doing, so let's just put something together now and hope to hell it works. i think that the board of supervisors saved your behinds because if they had voted to remove the sheriff it would have gone back to court and the judge would have said, recall is the way that you over turn a lawful election, not this put together, jury-rigged mistake for a procedure that you somehow tried to publicly defend. and if you break it down another way, we stand with your 17 employees in this report, 352,000 dollars per employee per year. and i will be honest with you, i come to these meetings and i can't see you doing a damn thing to make this city any more ethical, or any more open, in fact, what you just did in the last case was say, well, we are... we have not seen the file, and they won't tell us what is in the file, we don't kno
, the open conversations, the honest conversation bs what is working, what is not working and will help us in the future in the city. thank you president chiu. >> thank you. i want to thank you for your work you have done at department of technology and tough economic times and the fact of the matter is your department has been subjected to the lion's share of budget cuts we were forced to do and not asking departments to make similar cuts in their it situation and i think that is part of the tension and why we shouldn't know been able to make headway. you allude to the fact until you get direction from the top about need of centralization you had to form partnerships and you as the head of department of technology can't tell other heads to cooperate and you have to work out and partnership. one of the things that i wished the grand jury spent more time on. this is the trend we're seeing in agencies and governments around the country. by in large most governments have a growing decentralization and we know we're not doing that for everything but there are functions that need to be dece
health center that has allowed us to really grow the resource center to what we are. today we have a full-time clinic for homeless people and we're trying to really merge behavioral health so we can do the best we can do. and finally i want to honor my [speaker not understood] who has given me [speaker not understood]. (applause) >>> and to all our allies who [speaker not understood]. you guys are going to be looking for us [speaker not understood]. [laughter] >>> okay. so, it is the community of [speaker not understood] coalition of homelessness who has guided us that our motto really seeks the need of our people. i want to say to the thousands of people that allow me to touch them with love [speaker not understood] so we can heal together. thank you. (applause) >> congratulations. it is my honor to make the next presentation. and i want to first just say that as the last honoree just stated, it does take a village to keep our community healthy and to make sure that we are all thriving. and i want to just take a moment and thank each and every one of you for what you are doing in our vil
report for us and i thank you for many of the comments we will reiterate as part of the formal report, but to thank i would like to thank chairman farrell and president chiu for giving us this opportunity to sort of fill in a little bit of the things that we really think are important to state publicly about what we have found and what we think is wrong in technology. i would like to thank also the members of the civil grand jury who are here. i feel at home and with a meeting of with you all here and need a roundtable and everybody else and always neat in private and if you for that and i would like to thank the participants that met with us individually and together to discuss their proposals and the future. the title of "deja vu all over again: san francisco's technology needs a culture shock." reflects a history that we uncovered within city government t appears from the responses that we got from city administrators and some department heads no matter who says it or how many times it's said major changes to how technology is organized, managed and evaluated remains mired in a
for hosting us. >> thank you for including us in "culturewire." ♪ lcome our new commissioner naomi akers. there she is, and i would like to jump around. normally we go to public comment, but i think we will have time to take everything in order, so i will go now to -- i just do want to announce there is a presidential debate, and there are a lot of people interested in watching it so we would like to expedite the meeting. we want you to express what you want to express but try to be as concise as possible, so the first order is item number one, public comment. members of the public may address items of interest within the subject jurisdiction with respect to agenda items may address the commission up to three minutes at such time the item is called. that means if you want to talk to us under our auspices but not on the commission calendar now is the time to do it. >> just a point of order. may i do roll call for the record. >> i told you we were in a hurry. >> you are. commissioner lee. >> here. >> commissioner. >> here. >> commissioner hyde. >> here. >> commissioner perez. >> prese
on the job, teaching at apprenticeship school. so when i say do just a little bit more, i used to visit the division of apprenticeship standards because they were sort of the consultants, the police of the apprenticeship programs they would say why do you just concentrate on the 26 construction trade there are over 400iq÷=wlm different apprenticeship programs in the state of california and i can tell you that you don't have everybody working inzóx/ program. i said well i can easily answer that question. i don'tcbñ?ñ? work for myself, i work for someone over at the community based organization and they have qá2 restrictedu÷ñ?ñ?ñ me to just working with the 26 building trade?qñ?ñ? apprenticeship programs. but even with that assignment that was a tremendous amounte;ñ?ñ? of work. but it was okay because if it'sptvc8 something you lovegv don't mind. atalñ?ñ least i don't mind. the consult tenants would point out to me that we have over 400 programs in the state of california you shouldn't just focus on the construct)
and it's really -- [multiple voices] >> right. the political more as. -- morasse. using redevelopment makes sense. there is enormous public benefits. [speaker not understood]. [laughter] >> why don't we exhaust that option before moving on to affordable housing or parks or making the density something that it shouldn't be in this neighborhood? >> that is a a message from the commission we'll be happy to carry on to our partners in city hall -- [multiple voices] >> at least one commissioner. we'll sign the petition. >> commissioner sugaya. >> a couple things. isn't upc involved in bay lands? the primary developer of that, i assume? given that situation and their continued interest in this one, i guess there's another, not ifc related, but it seems like the only thing in the way in some sense are the city boundaries. and there isn't a way to bridge the two in some fashion. i don't know what i'm talking about here, but it seems like if you have a developer that's already moving ahead in the passion on one side of the line and they're interested in something on the other side of the line,
frame. >> okay. i will use that as a default, for time period for coit and department of technology to work with this on the budget analyst or controller. for finding four and appoint two members without delay. from my understanding will be implemented and while the city has not moved on it for six months i expect this to be. >> >> six years i expect the city to work on this and get it done in the next six months or six weeks. next is have a plan and budget and reviewed by coit and to the mayor's office and the board of supervisors. again what is fascinating about the answers and all of the agencies are across the map. some say yes. some say no. some say it's implemented. some say it's not. it will be implemented and always a cit budget but not decisions related to that budget. recommendation number six. subject to coit approval of the i kr.d t budget and staffing plans coit and the cio must monitor adherence to these plans and i think what i will say for this should be implemented within the next six months. one of the challenges we face challenges here at the board and
'm not going to fight with you. one of us is going to hurt. they sleep at the foot bridge down at the school nearby. and i saw the custodian trying to lead somebody out, and i explained to him that this person is mentally ill, what was wrong with him, what could be done to save them. now, mitch katz went down to work on mental health ward to keep his medical license. if you talk to a psych emergency services doctor they'd tell you he didn't know what he was doing. they'll tell you further he forced out dr. bob oken as the chief psychiatrist in san francisco. bob oken is one of the greatest psychiatrists in the world. he's a pillar of doctors without borders. he's treated people around the world. he was the director of mental health in massachusetts. he was a director of mental health in new hampshire. he's practicing on market street in private practice now. the reason he was forced out is because he wouldn't get people out of the acute ward beds when they were going to die on the streets because they hadn't been stabilized. and if you take people and you put them in a ward, you can stabiliz
area for 18 restaurant patron use which is open every day from 11:30 a.m. in the morning until 10:00 p.m. at night in the japantown special use district. the outdoor area faces approximately 60 bedrooms in the interior courtyard area and currently there is no written provision for an acoustic mechanism to contain the noise from the restaurant. the outdoor patio is simply surrounded by a six-foot six-inch fence. the trees and shrubbery do not mitigate surrounding neighborhood noise. thank you very much for your consideration in this quality of life matter. >> thank you. i'm going to interrupt public comment just for a second. commissioner wu. >> although i serve on this commission as an individual town cdc is my employer and, so, i think for public transparency, to avoid any sense of conflict, i will recuse myself from the item. ask to be recused. >> so moved. >> second. >> on that motion to recuse, commissioner wu, commissioner antonini? >> aye. >> commissioner borden? >> aye. he commissioner hillis? >> aye. >> commissioner moore? >> aye. >> commissioner sugaya? >> aye. >> commissioner
raised, not just by us, are more than ignored. they are mocked by a city administration fearing change. we believe that only the mayor can make the changes that we and others have proposed. no one else has the direct authority over government operations than he has. he can do it if he is willing to put the passionate leadership he puts in attracting tech business to the city and improving the organization and technology within san francisco government. perhaps we have to wait for a different administration for there to be a fair hearing on ways to improve technology. perhaps you, the board of supervisors, can take up this challenge. we hope you will. there was a better ending to our title report, deja vu all over again. that is "where there is a will there is a way .". thank you. >> thank you for the time and effort put into that report. any questions right now president chiu. all right. with that i would like to ask the mayor's office to come up. cindy is here representing the mayor's team with some responses and perhaps follow up questions. >> good afternoon supervisors. i am c
commission through pacific gas & electric company to continue with an energy use and demand reduction through energy-efficiency program in the city and county of san francisco for the period of october 15th, 2012 through december 31, 2012. >> mr. rodriguez, welcome. >> thank you, guillermo rodriguez, department of the environment. the department is requesting the committee's approval to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $2,977,000 from the california public utilities commission through pacific gas & electric company to continue an energy use and demand reduction through energy-efficiency program through the period of october 15 of this year through december 31 of this year. it working cooperatively with pg&e and additional funding is being allocated to the city to accelerate approximately 450 businesses and multi-family projects totaling about 3 million megawatts in savings. the savings of the 450 projects is significant just to give you an example of what 3 megawatts of savings equivalent to running 3,000 san francisco homes for a year. so these 450 projects are important. a few
for a determination, the ultimate determination, or how has that worked in the past, so if you could educate us on that, that would be great. >> and to the extent that there was reference to public comment to a previous matter involving staff, if you know the specifics of that one. >> sure. >> it would be helpful. >> i can't actually speak to what happened in this case because i was not involved in the decision to send it to an outside body. but i can tell you that this practice is consistent with the past practice of the ethics commission. when either a member of the ethics commission staff or even a member of the ethics commission is charged with a violation of one of the laws under your jurisdiction, that you find an outside entity to handle the investigation, rather than in the shoes of the executive director. but then, the complaint comes back to the commission ultimately to decide. i believe that the reason for that is, that these laws, that the complain of governmental conduct code and the city charters authoritieses the ethics commission to make the determinations not a body pointed by
spoken to some of the police officers that come by and with the inspections and talk to us about the security that we have there and not only for the guests' sake and the hostess and the valet at the street level. that was a concern of ours. we rarely have issues with overly intoxicated guests but our staff is a concern and guests leaving the property is a concern so we have a dedicated security professional basically every moment that the restaurant is open. >> so san francisco like the community is extremely involved, and i think it behoove your restaurant to see if there is community i know there are community groups that not only would like to hear from you, but would then help support the restaurant and introduce it to the neighborhood. i just want to caution going ahead without hitting some of the neighborhood groups just because that could definitely be a problem, so i think it would be helpful if you got a few community groups and just did a small presentation to them like who down there -- jocelyn help me. >> we worked on this -- >> okay. >> okay application for a whi
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